10:30 PM - March 20, 2007 by Steve_OS
Team "Flight" Beats "BlackSox" in Ultimate Baseball Online 2007 All-Star League Championship
League Champions Earn Berth to Best of UBO 2007 Competition - and a Shot at $10,000 Cash Prize
Diamond Bar, California Mar 20, 2007 Team “Flight” is the latest virtual baseball team from Ultimate Baseball Online (UBO) to earn an Invitation to the “Best of UBO 2007” tournament and a shot at $10,000 in cash prizes. Flight earned the invitation by winning the first of four league seasons for UBO All- Star level players. The Best of UBO 2007 is a global event open to all UBO players worldwide and will feature 64 teams that qualify during UBO tournament and league seasonal play. In addition to qualifying for the Best of UBO 2007 tournament, each member of Team Flight received a cash prize of $75.
Winning the 2007-1 All-Star League Championship and securing a #2 seed in the first bracket of the 64- team Best of UBO, team Flight came together at the plate to combine on 14 hits with two homeruns, batting a team .483 on Thursday night. The Blacksox battled and finished with 15 hits of their own, but were kept to four runs by the pitching duo of YoDaDdY and *Flash*. Boyer (1-2, RBI) and GorillaZ (2-4, run) saw limited time but produced for the Sox in the final game. The effort was not enough as Flight finished the series 3-1 overall by winning the final game 6-4. Flight finished the postseason batting an incredible 72-149 (.483), with 15 homeruns and 30 runs scored in six games.
About Ultimate Baseball Online 2007
UBO is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online sports game (MMOSG) where baseball enthusiasts and gamers compete in virtual stadiums. With stunning graphics and surround-sound audio reactions from the crowd, participants control customized characters for each position and compete together against other UBO gamers from around the world. Players create their own avatar to bat, pitch, field, run, and perform other baseball actions.
Participants can play individually, or join a team and participate in a variety of competitive events. Gamers create their own characters and build their skill level (player stats) through successful play on the field against other real human players. Unlike current video games that aim to simulate professional sports, UBO delivers a first-person perspective of a character, created and developed by the player, interacting online in real-time with teammates and opponents.
Darrell Evans, a two-time Major League All-Star ('73 & '83) and World Series champion (1984), serves as UBO’s Baseball Ambassador. "Ultimate Baseball Online really does capture the feeling of being a member of a team,” said Evans. “Video games are usually a solitary experience. UBO gives players a great appreciation for the nuances of each position, as well as an understanding of the teamwork that is involved in playing the sport of baseball successfully. And best of all, as an online game with four virtual seasons per year, you can play competitive baseball year round.”
For more information about Ultimate Baseball Online visit www.ultimatebaseballonline.com.